Originally Posted by Remeniz
EDIT: I've just seen 2.5" drive power consumptions @ about 3W read/write! So yea, is the laptop motherboard capable of supplying enough current to a 3.5" drive?
Exactly. The 7200.4 only draws like 2 watts.
Size is irrelevant here because it's going in a custom case.
Unless I can be reasonably sure it'll work, I'm probably gonna go with this
. It's just that I can get twice the storage for the same cost in desktop drives.